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Wednesday, 3 May, 2023

Visually impaired Newcastle United fan seeks match escort – BBC News

A visually impaired football fan is trying to find a volunteer to escort him to matches.

Newcastle United season ticket-holder Keith Shepherd, who has Usher Syndrome, does not want to keep having to rely on friends and family.

The charity Guide Dogs is helping with the search and also teaching NUFC staff how to assist visually impaired fans.

Mr Shepherd said going to the stadium gave him a sense of normality by “watching a game like everybody else”.

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